In-Kind Gifts

As Scott Community College strives to remain valuable to the higher education needs of our community, the demands to make sure our students are given the best education possible with real life teaching tools is growing and so is our need for donations and support to acquire such items. Our in-kind donation needs are plenty with faculty looking for various skeleton models, laboratory equipment, computers, dental equipment, nursing equipment, audio visual equipment, automobiles, and even props and costumes for the theatre department.

Scott Community College Donation of Gifts-In-Kind Procedure

Scott Community College has designated the Scott Community College Foundation to serve in its behalf as agent to accept or decline all gifts, grants, and bequests involving money, equipment, or furnishings. As directed by the Scott Community College Foundation Board of Directors, the Foundation Director will serve as the Scott Community College Foundation’s advising agent for the receipt of all gifts donated to Scott Community College.

When an individual or organization indicates an interest in donating a Gift-In-Kind to the college, the Foundation Director should be notified. If necessary, the director will consult with college staff to determine appropriateness of the donation.

Neither the college nor the Foundation shall appraise a gift. Values placed on contributions and appraisals offered in support of such values for tax purposes shall be the responsibility of the donor. In order to be deductible, the in-kind donation must be made to Scott Community College Foundation with full control and discretion over the disposition or use of the donation. The donor can deduct contributions only if they itemize their deductions on a Schedule A of Form 1040. 

Prior to the receipt of any in-kind gift, the person acting as agent for the college will provide the donor with a Gift In Kind Form new window or a SCCF Gift In Kind Motor Vehicle Donation Form new window, securing all necessary documentation with signatures from the donor. The college agent will then sign as the person requesting the contribution and submit all paperwork to the Foundation Office for approval. Gifts should not be accepted until approval has been granted from the Foundation Director. 

Gift In Kind Form new window     
Gift In Kind Motor Vehicle Donation Form new window
Noncash Charitable Contribution Form 8283 new window

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Vehicle Donation FAQ

What paperwork do I need to donate my vehicle in Iowa?

We need the title to the vehicle. If you do not have title papers you can apply for a replacement title before donating your vehicle. Please visit the Iowa MVD website to obtain the necessary forms before donating: Iowa Motor Vehicle Division new window

Where do I sign the title before donating my car in Iowa?

To properly transfer a title, the donor(s) must sign the release on the title and complete the assignment to the new owner. If there is an "AND" conjunction on the face of the title, ALL owners must release the title.  With an "OR" conjunction, only one of the owners is required to release the title. 

What do I do with the license plates when I donate a car in Iowa?

Remove the license plates from the vehicle being donated and:

     a.) Put them on your new vehicle within 30 days.
     b.) Return them to your local county treasurer's office.

The Value of Your Donation

For your easy reference and to help you decide if donating a car is right for you please visit these sites to help you find the value of your vehicle.

  • Kelly Blue Book new window: Find the official Kelly Blue Book value for your car, SUV, van or truck.
  • NADA Appraisal Guides new window: Find Used vehicle pricing and information for automobiles, classic cars, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, aircraft and manufactured housing.
  • Edmunds new window: Edmunds provides pricing for new and used vehicles based on your zip code location.
  • new window: Edmunds is your online source to buy new and used cars. Sell your used car, or research car prices, reviews and more.
  • AutoTrader new window: Visit to find listings and information on hundreds of thousands of used cars: location, pricing, & auto classifieds.